Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday!

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose." ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid." ~ Dean Koontz

"Drawing is the poet's written line, set down to see if there be a story worth telling, a truth worth revealing." ~ Irving Stone

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~ I would love to be in this place.. floating on the cool clean water.. a bottle of liquid refreshment chilling in a basket close at hand..


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~ Dave and I were surprised to come across this
new-fangled train station way out in the middle of no where.. seeming out of place on a back road.. close to nothing important.. there is a gate between the rail road tracks and the front of the building.. but we honestly couldn't tell rather the building housed a real railway station or rather it was just the folly of some individual who lived next to train tracks.. Hattieville station it says.. and even in the photo you can see the schedule on the front of the building.. interesting to say the least.. Checking maps and encyclopedia entries on the history of rail roads.. I did discover Hattieville station on one of the old maps.. It appears to be in this same location.. I also discovered that the tracks in front of this lonesome station is what was once The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.. After several mergers over a number of years it is now a small part of CSX Transportation.. Maybe someone has decided to revitalize a building that was hidden by vines and old trees.. or maybe someone just decided on a new decorating scheme to celebrate the location of their new building on an old historical sight.... either way our curiosity was peeked..
next time I'm in that neck of the woods maybe I'll get Dave to stop and go up to the door.....


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Lensday! ~ The Lens Day Challenge for this week is History.


~ This Train station is a very real part of southern history.. passenger trains used to run from town to small town all up and down the east coast.. There are very.. very few train tracks left here but many of the old stations are still standing along wide grassy area's where the tracks used to lay.. This Station is privately owned and is located in Kline, South Carolina..



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Three Word Wednesday asks us to write what we can from three words that they choose.. Just Three Words! This weeks words are.. gentle, praise, vulgar ..
This week.. as is often the case.. the words seemed to be at odds with each other.. and therefore at odds with me and me with them and dogs were barking and a phone called someone to work.. rush.. rush.. then finally.. as I made the third circle around the place.. hoping some dog would find a perfect spot.. I was trying the words different ways.. listening for something that struck.. this time it was the first line that leaped from my brain.. so many ways for a gentle one to be tormented.... as you read this poem think about what the words mean.. are you sure they mean what you think.. Please.. let me know if you like my writings.. I hope you enjoy your stop by my crazy world today.. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Patsy
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~ Appeal ~

oh gentle soul
so long tormented...

what manner of death
your invocation...

at his grunts
of vulgar praise?


Written By: Patricia Sawyer
7-14-2010
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~ Wordless is now silent every single day.... welcoming us to share our wordless adventures at any time..

~ On the EDGE!
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12 comments:

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

I like your sepia shots a lot - old buildings looks so good in sepia :)

http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/07/15/Sepia-Scenes.aspx

Ralph said...

The train station in the middle of nowhere is a nice restoration, wether or not the commuters to nowhere notice...The Kline depot is beautiful, likewise!

Martha Z said...

A dip in the pool would be nice on this warm summer day. And the train stations, the is a romance in train stations that remind of of simplar times.

Ann said...

what happened at the last photo? Palms killed by the BP sludge?

Dawn said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I appreciate it! I enjoyed looking at the photos you shared today as well. The sepia-toned picture is great, and I enjoyed looking at the water. (We had a heat index well over 100 degrees today). Anyway, thank you very much, and Happy WW!

J Bar said...

Fascinating.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Timothy P. Remp said...

Your entire collage of work was a pleasure for me to look and read over.

-Tim

Dee Martin said...

your poem left me thinking and your pictures are wonderful. The train station is fascinating. It makes you wonder about the history!

Divaa Divine said...

captivating and fascinating!

http://bit.ly/9JWQ0M

ThomG said...

the poem is nicely written.

Annie said...

I'd love to restore that old Hattieville train station and live in it. It sounds like it is in a very quiet setting.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I love your train station photos. Railroad history is fascinating, and I'm a big fan of abandoned and reclaimed places, too.